Citra Splendor | Manor Hill Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Manor Hill Brewing
Maryland, United States
manorhillbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Welcome to the world of bright, citrus and tropical fruit forward IPA’s. This divinely hoppy brew will clock in at 83 IBUs and will pour a hazy golden color with a big white head. Aromas of lemon peel, tangerine, and passion fruit come through on the nose with some dank undertones. The flavor profile begins with an intense hop bitterness that is complimented by slightly sweet, caramel malt in the finish.

Added by skinsfan on 06-17-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,048
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
107
pDev:
10.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of kevintaraross
3.15/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of imbibehour
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned December 19th 2017 (I think?)

Well a simple and nice body color is presented, there is litteraly no head creation on this beer. I mean for an IPA it's nearly lifeless in appearance. Half finger of white head, but manages a stable crown. No lacing, no retention, I mean nothing. Barely looks like the beer has any attenuation to it. Tangerine orange body, a bit opaque but slightly muddy too.

Very nice aroma though as things finally showcase some IPA love. Sharp citrus orange to tangerine notes, with touches of earthy qualities. Flirts a little caramel thick, but the sweetness is mostly showcased in the hop angle. Quite nice.

Palate unfortunately but not surprisingly as the appearance hints falls flat. Thick bodied but also syrupy but luckily without too much sweetness. Dead lifeless mouthfeel but with a decent citrus profile in flavor. Mid palate of orange and tangerine, but far from juicy character, and sort of flour dry thickness prevails on the malt body. Touches a little spicy on the finish as well, with even some zesty citrus qualities.

It's got a really good flavor for it, but the mouthfeel is lifeless and dead. There's a good maybe even a great beer lurking in here.

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Photo of BJB13
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 11/13/17
12 oz. can poured into a nonic style pint glass.

One and a half fingers of cream colored foam rests upon a slightly cloudy, copper body. Some sticky lace adheres to the glass in rings.

A decent strength and somewhat pungent aroma greets my nose. Light citrus and green leafy hops are the mainstay with a bit of lemon underneath.

The taste starts moderately hoppy and mostly dry. This profile carries through to the finish with a rising bitterness. The feel is rather light and crisp with a light to medium body. The finishing bite is more from the hop bitterness than the moderate carbonation. It does have a little frothiness to it but not much.

Nothing fancy just solid and straight forward, a good DIPA that hides its alcohol well.

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Photo of DuaneL
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a thick, tasty IPA. Growler from Elkton. It is yummy (JK) but since ABV is 8.3 that is actually a negative for me -- will have to drink it in small amounts! Or get too drunk!

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Photo of MustangPauli
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bl00
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mcsst44us
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent offering. Had a 12 oz can - pours a rich golden - orange color with a good amount of head. Heavy aromas of citrus. The citrus taste nicely balances the higher ABV. Smoother than many similar offerings on the market. A great example of the style (citrusy double ipas) that is fast becoming the great American beer!

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Photo of Trentt2
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbryan5
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Homebrewer_Dave
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dar482
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zbrown2307
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Angerhaus
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ocelot2500
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky golden color with a creamy white head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of bright citrus and tropical hops.

Tastes of the bright hops up front layered over a nice malt base. Hops lead off with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and some melon. This gives way to a bit of bitterness. Malts add in with syrupy sweetness as well as caramel. Some pine and grass come through towards the end and linger through the finish along with the tropical notes.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a tasty DIPA.

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Photo of TripleSun
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I'm loving this release. Dated 3/7/2017 poured into my Tired Hands goblet

L - Autumn/light red amber color going on
S - This nose is so vibrant with citrus. lemon, grapefruit and apricot many others I'm sure and has a slight gummy bear sweetness to the nose
T - Mouth follows nose more or less and has a certain relaxed caramel finish
F - Very drinkable for 8.3% and has a nice sticky hop bite that isn't overwhelming

I'm looking forward to try more from these guys and really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of NickyDee21
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of John_M
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Manor Hill Tavern the other day.

The beer pours a light orange amber color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose, this is really quite impressive, as I pick up considerable tropical fruit, orange citrus, pine and dank weed. This smells like a serious, big boy IPA/DIPA. The flavor profile replicates the nose fairly closely, with the alcohol very well integrated into the flavor profile. Frankly, I think the 8.3% abv. is a very nice level of alcohol for this DIPA, and the beer wasn't the least bit boozy or hot Even so, you can tell this is sizeable IPA, with a considerable amount of noticeable tropical fruit, citrus and pine. Fortunately, there's more than enough bitterness to counter and balance the tropical fruit, and ultimately the finish was quite dry and bitter. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, and I thought drinkability was terrific.

Very impressive DIPA from Manor Hill. Fresh and on draft, this beer is flat out terrific. Would order this again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of BabaBeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Citra Splendor from Manor Hill Brewing
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 107 ratings